Unfortunately, LaTeX is not currently supported in any of the Bibliographic Management Software packages. The usual word processing programs such as MS Word is what is used. There are many style manuals and conventions of different subject disciplines have adopted and use a citation style. Most of Social Ecology uses the APA, Legal, or the Chicago Style Manuals which are all documented on the Citations Subject Guide.
What is it ?
Bibliographic management software allows you to create and track references (aka citations) and to create bibliographies or reference lists formatted in the appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, Chicago or Turabian. You can simultaneously import records from databases such as PubMed, PsycINFO and Web of Science in addition to many others. You can add abstracts, keywords and other functions that enhance and improve the efficiency of your project. Additional information is found on the Bibliographic Management Software Guide.
How does bibliographic management software save time and how might I use it?
What it won't do
|Type||Desktop Client||Web-based||Desktop software and browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.||Desktop software and web-based. Works with IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.|
|Tutorials||Endnote Training||Refworks Tutorial
||Zotero Tutorial||Mendeley Tutorial|
|Cost||Currently the Libraries provide access to one licensed copy of EndNote version X2 in the Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) and in the Grunigen Medical Library at the UCI Medical Center. Due to licensing restrictions, Endnote X2 is only available to UC Irvine students, faculty, and staff. For off campus use of EndNote, students, faculty and staff should buy a copy of the EndNote software at the UC Irvine Computer Store. There is no remote access to the Libraries' copies.||A 12-month subscription to RefWorks is available for $100 / year.
||Free (Open Source) with 100 MB of storage. Upgrades available for a monthly fee.||Free with 1GB of web space (500 MB personal & 500 MB shared.) Upgrades available for a monthly fee.|
|How it works||
Export references from compatible databases.
|Export references from compatible databases.||Zotero identifies when you are looking at an item and will show an icon in the URL bar. Click the icon to add the item to your references.||Export references from compatible databases.|
|Learning Curve||Higher Learning curve||Fairly quick to learn||Quick to learn, very simple design||Quick to learn, simple design|